Aidoneus


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(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology

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Hesiod narrates only the beginning of the Demeter-Persephone myth in the Theogony: After Zeus slept with Demeter who nurtures many, she bore white-armed Persephone, whom Aidoneus snatched away from her mother with the consent of wise Zeus.
However, the text is clear on this point, and the four `roots' are named Zeus, Aidoneus, Nestis, and Hera, and there is no reason why Philotes (Love) and Neikos (Strife) should not themselves be mythic figures.
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter "derives from a single mutilated manuscript of the early fifteenth century C.E., discovered in a stable in Moscow in 1777, supplemented by papyrus fragments." (89) It tells of Demeter's anger, grief, and retaliations when "Zeus, heavy-thundering and mighty-voiced, gave [their daughter, Persephone], / without the consent of Demeter," to Aidoneus, or Hades.
and the slender-ankled daughter whom Aidoneus abducted, but loud-thundering, far-seeing Zeus gave.]